First Banknotes

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Paper Money Money was only available in the form of coins until the 7th-11th century. Paper money first occurred in China and the idea was brought to Europe by Marco Polo. The first country in Europe to introduce paper money … Continued

Marcus Ulpius Traianus

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Roman Coins of Trajan Marcus Ulpius Traianus (his name as emperor was Imperator Caesar Nerva Traianus Augustus) was born in 53 AD in Italica, a city in the Roman province of Hispania Baetica . He became Roman Emperor from 98 … Continued

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte

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Napoleon III (Bonaparte) Napoleon III, also known as Lodewijk Napoleon Bonaparte, was born in 1808. His father was the brother of Napoleon I. He reigned as President of the French Republic from 1848 to 1852 and was Emperor of the … Continued

The Boscoreale Treasure

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Archeological excavations near Pompeii The Boscoreale Hoard is a treasure discovered in 1894/95 during archeological excavations in the remains of an ancient Roman villa in the town of Boscoreale near Pompeii. It is an amazing treasure of beautiful pieces of … Continued

Roman Empire – Tiberius

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Roman Imperial Aureus 18-35 Tiberius (14-37) An attractive coin with a beautiful appearance. On the obverse the laureled head of Tiberius to the right with the inscription: TI CAESAR DIVI – AVG F AVGVSTVS. Seated Livia with scepter and branch on … Continued

On MA-Shops: Julia Domna

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Roman Empire AV Aureus Julia Domna (196-211 AD) Offered at 6,475.00 US$ / 5,450,00 EUR This beautiful coin with Julia Domna on the obverse, was struck by Septimius Severus. Born in Syria, she became the second wife of the Roman … Continued

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